During this strange time when we can’t readily access the wineries we love to visit, several Napa properties are going beyond the typical Zoom online tasting and tour to incorporate parallel experiences that dovetail with the enjoyment of fine wine.

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The Wine Foundry, a traditional winery making limited-production wines under the Anarchist and Foundry labels, is also the source for custom, small-lot wine production for individuals and small commercial brands.With the blending season ramping up, they are beginning Wine Foundry Wednesdays, an interactive exploration of vineyards and wine-making.

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By Fran Endicott Miller Custom crush facility, wine making facilitator and educator, and producer of world-class, direct-to-consumer wines: The Wine Foundry, a boutique Napa Valley winery, does it all. The company’s innovative model offers a full range of customized wine services: create a barrel yourself or with a group, launch and market your own brand, wow […]

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– by Kerana Todorov Wineries that want to produce sparkling wine have more options these days. On Thursday, Brut Bottling in Napa unveiled its new mobile disgorging line at an open house at a custom-crush facility in Napa. Brut Bottling is among the new companies that provide a full-line of méthode traditionelle sparkling wine bottle services to […]

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Declaring independence from conformity, Anarchist Wine Co. recently released its fresh and innovative lineup of wines challenging the status quo. Anarchist Wine Co. began as a project at The Wine Foundry in Napa, which specializes in ultra-premium custom-made wines. Alongside The Wine Foundry’s small lot luxury wine production, the winemaking team began experimenting with co-fermentations and unusual blends, creating sensational results. What started as an exploratory project emerged as Anarchist Wine Co., formed with a mission to push the limits of conventional winemaking while dragging Napa’s lofty pricing habits back to earth.

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Cutting Matters Grapes may steal the show in the fall, but underneath the bark lays the vine’s secret to creating magic. Preparing grapevines for a winter’s slumber is a journey. According to Patrick Saboe, you can almost hear the vines “sigh relief” once their grapes have been picked. “The vines have been so focused on […]

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Planning a big party, whether it’s a milestone birthday or family reunion, is understandably stressful. It’s one thing getting everyone to show up, and the other issue is how to accommodate the entire crew. Fortunately, the new Vista Collina can handle all of those concerns. The property is a mini community, offering visitors an abundance of amenities like Fivetown Grocery

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